Donato Nappo, Architect and Designer he degrees at the Politecnico of Milan and he specializes in industrial design. He made a several years experience in the product and visual communication sector as Senior Designer and Manager for Design studios and multinational companies, Pirelli Tyres SpA, Fiat Group SpA, PiMakina Group, Designmotion C.A.,Thule-Konig SpA, SEA Camper SpA and today Fincantieri SpA. He is author of three books on the history of design: "Veicoli a motore - Transportation design" and "2CV Citroen" published by Gribaudo/Feltrinelli and "Homes on the move - Mobile Architecture" , published by Ullmann. Many of his projects have been awarded, in international events, for his originality: International Biennale of design in France (project of a truck cabin); l' UITP World Congress (design of an original urban bus). Since 2004, he is Art Director of e-concept store NOmadeDESIGN.com and co-fouder of Designmotion Consultant Associates and "Modular" a Mobile Architecture Research Lab.
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Costantly in motion an interview with Donato Nappo by Mind Magazine
Pirelli Tyres Spa, Fiat Group Spa, PiMakina Group, Thule-Konig Group Spa, SEA Camper Spa, APT Group, Ullmann publishing, Gribaudo-Feltrinelli Spa, ESPIN Spa, Inrebus technologies, Designmotion C.A. , Crippaconcept, Università degli studi di Pavia, NOmadeDESIGN, Leasys Spa , Editoriale Domus Spa, Fincantieri Spa.
"Designing a product or a physical or virtual space, means to seek simplicity in form and concept, recover the bond with nature and to take inspiration from the animal world. My lines are fluid to searching motion, and simple in creating new forms that are unconsciously in the collective memory. "
'OvO' tree house at Milano Design Week 2019.
Design:Modular Mobile Architecture (R.Perego+D.Nappo Architects)
Save the date | 09th-14nd April, via Lambruschini 36, MilanoFabLab | zona Bovisa-Politecnico, FuoriSalone | Press conference | 09th April h.18.00-19.30
Mobile Architectures. The book "Homes on the Move" published by Donato Nappo and Stefania Vairelli Edited by Ullmann, explore new trend of contemporary living and historic nomadic life.
From tents to legendary, eternally popular accommodationon wheels such as caravans and campers; from trailer homes to state of the art mobile structures for events or emergency situations, to the use of containers as ready-mades for contemporary pre-fab architecture: cheap, easy to build and environmentally-conscious. This absorbing journey started at the beginning of the last century, with the Far Westpioneers and their wagons, precursors of modern caravans, up to the advent of the rst caravans pulled by motor vehicles. We explore the 30s, with the rst pre-fabricated wooden houses, then the 60s, and the Utopian constructions of the Drop City hippy commune in Colorado, before coming to the present day, where practicality is combined with respect for nature and the use of materials of low environmental impact. More informations:
"Modulo 03 concept truck". A visionary project become reality?
Finally the European Council has approved the adoption of truck cabins with a more prominent and aerodynamic front for the same space for goods to cushion the impact with pedestrians, better protect the driver in the event of rear-end collisions and improve driver comfort (more space for bed, bath and shower in the cabin). Practically my Master's degree thesis...year 1995!!! "Module 03 concept". published on Tuttotrasporti nr.278 and Auto & Design nr.109, Corriere della sera, winner of numerous design awards and exhibited at the Saint Etienne Design Biennial in France and at the Salone del Mobile in Milan!
"Modular" a Mobile Architecture Research Lab.
Freed-home' a new concept of contemporary mobile house. Submitted in 2015 to the outdoor fair 'Sun' in Rimini- Italy, it is produced from 2016 to Crippaconcept . Design.: Modular Mobile Architecture
"Avantgarde" a Luxury Mobile Home
Avantgarde is an innovative mobile home, transportable by truck, which is well suited to the flexibility and compact concepts. Designed to be built in series, it is entirely assembled in the factory, transported and positioned where you want, from urban centers to the resorts. The rational form away from the forms of the past, making it incredibly contemporary. The result is an elegant and bright unit, thanks to the rational and minimalist design, which by the property also extends to the interior furniture. The light filtering through the large windows of the front facade, and vertical cuts made on the flanks. The carrier core is made of steel and wood and the outer coating in wood, fiberglass and aluminum. The decor is reminiscent of the Japanese houses with movable walls. Simply move the panels to change the configuration of the house and decide whether to open or close the space both inside and out, depending on the weather conditions and personal desires. The environment is designed in the name of clean lines and functionality, in just 30 square meters are exhibited: a master bedroom with bathroom, a double room, another bathroom and living area with kitchen and central island with stove. The furniture is custom designed furniture is made of wood and the chairs and beds in echo of nautical style skin. The interior details are taken care of and high-level specifically designed to fulfill multiple functions (the chairs and the sofa turn into bed or chaise longue), the showers are equipped with Jacuzzi and color therapy and the lighting is LED. All materials used are recyclable, the wood comes from controlled chains and the global thermal insulation is guaranteed by PVC frames with double glazing, ventilated walls and insulated. Submitted in 2012 to the outdoor fair 'Sun' in Rimini, Italy . Produced from 2013 to Crippaconcept. Design Donato Nappo.
'FLY collection' is a new concept of Marble sculptural coffe table and chopping board inspired by the flight, the lightness and japanese origami. Designed by Donato Nappo for ESPI design, has been presented in 2018 Fuorisalone location 'spazio Donno' Via Conte Rosso, 36 -Milano.